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API Case Files

API Case Files is the official podcast of Aerial Phenomena Investigations. The API team is out to drain the UFO swamp, bringing a real scientific and skeptical approach to the study of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. We don't have all the answers, so we investigate.

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API Case Files Episode 9 - The Oregon case was not swamp gas.

Released: 9 April 2016 Duration: 59 minutes, 16 seconds Marsha Barnhart on a recent Oregon case, the Swamp Gas Conference, Ted Roe, and Antonio Paris. For more information on API Case Files, please see http://apicasefiles.com Producer and Host: Marsha Barnhart Postproduction: Paul Carr and Auphonic.com Hosting: Libsyn.com

59mins

10 Apr 2016

Rank #1

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Episode 11 - Michigan Cases and UFODATA

Released: 3 August 2017 Duration: 61 minutes, 16 seconds In this episode of Case Files, host Marsha Barnhart examines two Michigan UFO cases; she provides an excerpt of a recent interview with Dr. Mark Rodeghier on his role in the UFODATA Project. API’s Deputy director, Paul Carr, presents another in his series Unidentified Science where he details some of the on-going efforts in the scientific search for intelligent life in the cosmos; Marsha outlines various self-training methods on calculating altitude, distance and speed of aerial objects by using basic apps and a simple Google search.   Links: UFOData Project Dr. Mark Rodeghier   Flying Below Radar https://aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/2952/can-someone-actually-fly-under-the-radar http://military.wikia.com/wiki/Terrain-following_radar http://military.wikia.com/wiki/Nap-of-the-earth   Boyajian's Star and other astronomical anomalies: Where's the Flux? Tabby's Star for the Perplexed The Reddit KIC 8462852 Wiki Jason Wright: Przybylski’s Star I: What’s that? Interview with Beatrix Villarroel Credits: Producer and host: Marsha Barnhart Postproduction: Paul Carr Music Alien Chronicler “They’re Here”: https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Alien%20Chronicler Artofescapism “Made of Metal”: http://freemusicarchive.org/search/?quicksearch=Artofescapism Soft and Furious “CLIMAX”: http://freemusicarchive.org/search/?quicksearch=Soft+and+Furious All India Radio “Persist”: https://allindiaradio.bandcamp.com/track/persist API Case Files is Distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike license.

1hr 1min

4 Aug 2017

Rank #2

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Episode 12 - Cylinders, Satellites and Stars, Oh My!

Released 10 December 2017  Kiwi UFO—A blazing cylinder over New Zealand. Blank Spots on the Map “outs” spy satellites whose operations may trigger UFO reports. API introduces a new team member, chats about some interesting cases, and discusses explanations for common misidentifications. In Episode 12 of Case Files…API Director Paul Carr, Chief of Investigations Marsha Barnhart, and new Lead Investigator Savannah Dollison join in a Team Round Table discussion about some of their more recent cases. Marsha spotlighted her investigation of an unidentified case that was set in New Zealand. She also discussed a book, Blank Spots on the Map, by Trevor Paglen—a book that contains a chapter identifying characteristics of Spy Satellites which researchers might find useful when investigating reports of anomalous lights in the night sky. Links: Blank Spots on the Map Trevor Paglen Article on Trevor Paglen Sky Map http://www.sky-map.org/ LiveATC.net https://www.liveatc.net/ US Government FOIA Requests US FAA API Website Report A UFO Credits: Host and Producer: Marsha Barnhart Post Production:  Paul Carr Episode 12 Music DrastikMeazures:  https://soundcloud.com/draztikmeazures BoxCat Games:  https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Box%20Cat%20Games Alien Chronicler:  https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Alien%20Chronicler D J Spooky

1hr 20mins

8 Dec 2017

Rank #3

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Conversation 10 - Chris Cogswell

Released: 18 April 2018 Duration: 66 minutes, 2 seconds Paul Carr is  joined by Chris Cogswell, recently resigned director of research at MUFON, about how he and his team are carrying on with an enterprise of scientific research into the UFO phenomena.   Links: The Mad Scientist Podcast MUFON Director of Research Resigns API Case Files API Main Site Report A UFO   Credits: host and Producer: Paul Carr Music: DJ Spooky API Case Files is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

1hr 6mins

19 Apr 2018

Rank #4

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Conversation 4 - Norio Hayakawa

Recorded: 19 January 2017 Released: 1 February 2017 Duration: 76 minutes, 14 seconds Norio Hayakawa Welcome to API Conversations. I'm Marsha Barnhart API's Chief of Investigations and your host for this Conversations episode. My guest today for this edition of API Conversations is Norio Hayakawa. Norio is a resident of New Mexico and probably best known for his work investigating the anomalous activities in and around the Dulce New Mexico area. He is a blogger, an activist and, as such, the driving force behind a citizen oversight committee...the Civilian Intelligence Central. Norio for a very long time has been looking into the strange world of what we colloquially term "UFO's" . His research and examinations in this area has taken him on quite a journey. In the beginning his belief centered on the ET Hypothosis. Now, after many years immersed in this field, he has come to see the phenomenon in a much more nebulous light. Our conversation was wide-ranging and he took great pains to maintain a skeptical approach but still face head-on the scope of what he feels is more akin to the philosophy embodied in John Keel and Dr. Jacques Valee's work. Keep an open mind as you listen to the thoughts and reasoning set forth by Norio Hayakawa. I think you'll find our Conversation quite engaging. By the way, our show notes include links to Norio's blog, and selected guest appearances on several recent nationally syndicated radio shows. Here now is my interview with Norio Hayakawa conducted on January 19th, 2017... (interview) OUTRO: That was Norio Hayakawa, blogger, researcher and activist. You can find out more about Norio in our shownotes links at apicasefiles.com. I'm Marsha Barnhart, your host for this Episode 4 of API Conversations, which is a spin-off off of API Case Files. This podcast is a production of Aerial Phenomenon Investigations. The spoken content of API Conversations is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike 4.0 license. The theme music for API Conversations is by DJ Spooky and is licensed under Creative Commons. Check-out our other API Conversations podcasts as well as API Case Files at www.apicasefiles.com LINKS for Norio Hayakawa: https://noriohayakawa.wordpress.com https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norio_Hayakawa https://plus.google.com/117219890215846367092/posts/GHPk3pjY8rC http://www.coasttocoastam.com/guest/hayakawa-norio/44314 http://www.dreamlandresort.com/team/norio.html

1hr 16mins

30 Jan 2017

Rank #5

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Conversation 14 - Justin Bamforth

Recorded: 24 November 2018 Released: 3 December 2018 Duration: 70 minutes, 1 second While researching his book, the Justin reached out to Marsha in an attempt to get detailed information on API case 12-001. The Witness in this case was the night manager at a hotel on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. On October 14, 2008, both he and the hotel night time security manager were outside talking when they saw a large Triangular UFO rise up from the Horseshoe Falls and silently glide over them. The most unusual aspect of the case occurred in the early afternoon of May 10th 2009 when two men dressed in black came to the hotel looking for the Manager. Hotel Lobby Security cameras captured a short video snippet of these two men. This footage, made available during the original investigation, is perhaps the ONLY known case of genuine MIB captured on video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xwUUlQMkOE Justin has written the most complete accounting of this case covering not only the original UFO sighting and the accounts supplied by the hotel employees who interacted with the men in black, but also in-depth information gathered directly from the Witness detailing a long series of unusual paranormal and anomalous experiences. And this fascinating story is but one in a book filled with unusual and provocative true, first-hand accounts of weirdness. During this podcast, Marsha and the author discuss his book, The Spectrum, and examine a wide range of topics encompassing UFO’s, anomalies, and paranormal experiences. Justin works in Marketing and Design and lives in the Philadelphia area. He writes a blog and maintains a website, Normal Paranormal. About Justin Bamforth: https://gilbertspeaks.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/gilbert-speaks-an-interview-with-author-justin-bamforth-on-the-spectrum/ Book Info: https://www.amazon.com/Spectrum-Glimpses-Paranormal-Encounters-Strange/dp/173265400X http://normalparanormal.org/ Normal Paranormal: http://normalparanormal.org/author/normalparanormal/   Other Links: API Website: http://aerial-phenomenon.org/ Report a UFO: http://reportaufo.org API Case Files/API Conversations: http://apicasefiles.com/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/apicasefiles   Credits: Host and Producer: Marsha Barnhart Postproduction: Paul Carr Music: DJ Spooky/Check Your Math: Quincas Moreira/Trapped The spoken content of API Conversations is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike 4.0 license, as is the music heard during this program.

1hr 10mins

3 Dec 2018

Rank #6

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Conversation 13 - Simone Mendez

Recorded: 19 September 2018 Released: 22 September 2018 Duration:55 minutes 14 seconds Paul Carr welcomes Simone Mendez, whose contact with what appeared to be an official document detailing detection of extraterrestrial spacecraft by the US Government when she was in the US Air Force caused her several months of grief and resulted in the loss of her Top Secret security clearance.  Here we give Ms. Mendez a chance to tell her story and set the record straight. Her story  turns out to have many unanswered questions. Links: The Greys have Been Framed, by Jack Brewer Conversation 12 with Jack Brewer Project Beta, by Greg Bishop Nevada Test and Training Range The Falcon and the Snowman UFO Coverup Live (1988)   Credits: Host and Producer: Paul Carr Music: Josh Lippe and the Overtimers and DJ Spooky Simone Mendez when in the Air Force

55mins

21 Sep 2018

Rank #7

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Conversation 2 - Mark O'Connell

Recorded: 15 February 2016 Released: 15 February 2016 Duration:57 minutes, 58 seconds Blogger, UFO Field Investigator, and J. Allen Hynek biographer Mark O'Connell in conversation with Paul Carr.   Links: Mark's Blog - High Strangeness UFO The Secret Life of J. Allen Hynek   Credits: Producer: Paul Carr Music: DJ Spooky

57mins

16 Feb 2016

Rank #8

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Conversation 5 - Frances Barwood

Recorded: 11 April 2017 Released: 25 April 2017 Duration: 66 minutes Marsha Barnhart in conversation with former Phoenix vice mayor Frances Barwood. The topic is the 1997 Phoenix Lights incident. Formore information, please visit: https://aerial-phenomenon.org/conversation-5-frances-barwood/ Script for the intro and outro: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PHAzzxTysM90FDszKuLDeeEqOsD8hTEahLoViNs19-s/edit?usp=sharing Host and Producer: Marsha Barnhart Music: DJ Spooky and Broke for Free Postproduction: Paul Carr API Case Files and API Conversations are distributed under the Creative Commons, Attribution/Share-Alike license.

1hr 6mins

26 Apr 2017

Rank #9

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Episode 14 - An English Orb and Who Are These People?

Released: 20 January 2019 Duration: 65 minutes A silent, truck-sized sphere zips past a startled Englishman; common tricks of the mind MAY explain weird creatures; API Training and Public Outreach videos await you at our website! Two recently closed Case Files are discussed: Marsha Barnhart presents an investigation that included an interesting early morning encounter in Suffolk, England, and Savannah Dollison dissects a case that proved both elusive and illusionary. Plus, Paul Carr outlines the array of training videos and public outreach informational videos now available on our website. Links: Case 18-023 Suffolk, England Rendelsheim Forest UFO Incident https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendlesham_Forest_incident EMP https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_pulse   Case 18-027 Pensacola, Florida Pareidolia and Apophenia http://59ways.blogspot.com/2012/01/apophenia-and-pareidolia_09.html API's Information API YouTube Videos The Supplemental Questionnaire Supplemental Questionnaire Training Video API Website Make a UFO Report API Investigations Page Credits: Producer and host: Marsha Barnhart Post production: Paul Carr Episode 14 Music Frequency Decree: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frequency_Decree/ Bio Unit: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Bio_Unit/Content/Bio_Unit Blue Sky Black Death: https://bandcamp.com/search?q=blue%20Sky%20black%20Death Jahzzar: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/ BoxCat Games:  https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Box%20Cat%20Games Alien Chronicler:  https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Alien%20Chronicler D J Spooky: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/DJ_Spooky/none_given_1098/14_-_DJ_Spooky_-_Check_Your_Math API Case Files and API Conversations are released under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

1hr 5mins

20 Jan 2019

Rank #10

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Conversation 12 - Jack Brewer

Recorded: 8 August 2018 Released: 8 August 2018 Duration: 57 minutes, 58 seconds Host Paul Carr welcomes author and blogger Jack Brewer to talk about everything except alien abductions and Gene Steinberg. In particular, we talk about the recent developments in the UFO field and concerns about disinformation. We also briefly discuss MK-ULTRA and the possible murder of bioweapons expert Frank Olson. Links The UFO Trail blog The Greys Have Been Framed UFO Misinformation Keith Basterfield's Blog To the Stars Academy The Original Tic Tac UFO Video Strike Fight Commander Details Incredible UFO Event Wormwood The Men Who Stare at Goats Credits Host and Producer: Paul Carr Music: DJ Spooky API Case Files and API Conversations are released under the Creative Common Attribution Share-Alike license.

57mins

9 Aug 2018

Rank #11

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Conversation 11 - Kevin Knuth

Recorded: 11 July 2018 Released: 12 July 2018 Duration: 51 minutes, 35 seconds Host Paul Carr in conversation with Dr. Kevin Knuth, author of a recent article in The Conversation entitled "Are we alone? The question is worthy of serious scientific study."  The conversation centers around strategies for lifting "the veil of ridicule" that surrounds UFO studies, and Kevin's own experience, and how he came to take the topic seriously himself. Guest Bio Kevin Knuth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at the University at Albany. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Entropy. He is a former NASA research scientist having worked for four years at NASA Ames Research Center in the Intelligent Systems Division. He has 20 years of experience in applying Bayesian and maximum entropy methods to the design of machine learning algorithms for data analysis applied to the physical sciences. His current research interests include the foundations of physics, inference and inquiry, autonomous robotics, and the search for and characterization of extrasolar planets. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has been invited to give over 80 presentations in 13 countries.   Links Are we alone? The question is worthy of serious scientific study The Knuth lab Conversation 10 with Chris Cogswell Robert Hastings - The UFO/Nukes Connection Press Conference Report a UFO API Case Files Follow us on Twitter API YouTube Channel The UFO subreddit Credits: Host and Producer: Paul Carr Music: DJ Spooky API Case Files and API Conversations are released under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike license.

51mins

12 Jul 2018

Rank #12

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Conversation 15 - Kenny Biddle and Solving Mysteries

Recorded: 13 January 2019 Released: 13 January 2019 Duration: 54 minutes, 49 seconds Kenny Biddle has investigated hauntings, cryptids, and UFOs for years, and has solved many of these cases. He is persistent, patient, and creative, just like any good field investigator. We talked about some of the principles he applies to his work and he gives some examples, from ghosts to Elvis Presley. These principles apply broadly to solving any mystery. Our topics included EVP, photography, and serial experiencers.   Links: Kenny Biddle's YouTube Channel Kenny Biddle on Facebook Report a UFO Sighting Our subreddit Our Facebook Group Follow us on Twitter Credits: Host and Producer: Paul Carr Music: DJ Spooky API Case Files and API Conversations are released under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-alike license.

54mins

14 Jan 2019

Rank #13

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Conversation 8 - Cheryl Costa, part 1

Released: 24 March 2018 Duration: 62 minutes Marsha Barnhart talks to Cheryl Costa, co-author of UFO Sightings Desk Reference. This is a one-of-a-kind reference book covering 15 years of UFO sightings within the United States. The information was gleaned from more than 120,000 raw reports made by citizens to either the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) or the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) between the years 2001 to 2015. The information is a statistical bonanza annotating the frequency, distribution and shapes of reported UFO’s, with accompanying graphs charts and charts, and broken down into states and state counties for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. But this body of work, as amazing as it is, showcases just a portion of Cheryl’s talents: she is a published playwright, a film maker, a blogger with an international following, a talk radio host, an ordained Buddhist Nun, a Disclosure Activist and a devotee of Mind and Consciousness study. Cheryl is a native New Yorker. She is a US Military Veteran. Anyone who reads her blog, New York Skies, can easily reach her at her published email account. Part one of this interview with Cheryl Costa was recorded on February 28th, 2018. Bio Info/Book Reviews: 1. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/24/science/ufo-sightings-book.html 2. http://ufocongress.com/cheryl-costa/ 3. http://www.destinationamerica.com/thehauntist/qa-with-ufo-research-expert-cheryl-costa/ New York Skies Blog Site   Music: DJ Spooky/Check Your math Scott Holmes/ Colossal Stillness API Website: http://aerial-phenomenon.org/ API Case Files/API Conversations: http://www.apicasefiles.com/ http://apicasefiles.libsyn.com/ https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/api-case-files/id783673990?mt=2

1hr 2mins

24 Mar 2018

Rank #14

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Episode 10 - A Few Good Field Investigators

Released: 5 January 2017 Runtime: 64 minutes, 9 seconds Report a UFO to API API Case Files is the official podcast of Aerial Phenomena Investigations. For more details on this and other episodes, please see APICaseFiles.com In this episode, Marsha Barnhart examines closely an Identified case in Colorado, and a Brooklyn case closed as Unidentified. Paul Carr covers his recently closed-as-Unidentified case in Manhattan, and Prof. Antonio Paris briefly outlines his most recent case still under investigation in Texas. Antonio, Paul and Marsha discuss the attributes of what they're looking for in prospective investigators to join the API Team; that discussion began with the scientific and academic communities extreme reticence to engage in UAP and anamalous phenomena research. Paul Carr presents the 8th installment in the series Unidentified Science, this time on Scientific Skywatching.   Links: JPL Remote Takes Flight Join the API Investigation Team Report a UFO Follow Us on Twitter Credits: Host and Producer: Marsha Barnhart Contributors: Paul Carr and Antonio Paris Postproduction: Paul Carr & Auphonic.com Hosting: Libsyn.com Music Credits: Broke for Free: https://soundcloud.com/search?q=Broke%20for%20Free Living Light/The Last Morning: https://soundcloud.com/suduaya/living-light-the-last-morning The Gagarin Project: https://soundcloud.com/gagarinproject Scott Holmes: https://soundcloud.com/scott-holmes DJ Spooky: https://soundcloud.com/search?q=DJ%20Spooky Totality Music: https://soundcloud.com/totality_music

1hr 4mins

6 Jan 2017

Rank #15